JWOC Middle final: second gold for Kasper Fosser

The Norwegian Kasper Fosser again showed his class with a win by 1.09 in today’s Middle Final. Isa Envall, Sweden won the women’s race by a convincing margin.

Isa Envall set the marker point for the women’s race from a position half-way through the start list, and towards the end in particular there were several runners who seemed as though they might chase her time down. Closest was Fiona Bunn, Great Britain, who took the silver medal with a time 0.54 slower than Envall’s. Tereza Janosikova, Czech Republic, winner of two silver medals in JWOC in the last two years, was in bronze medal position today.

Kasper Fosser dominated the men’s race much as he did in the Long distance. His closest challenger was Frenchman Guilhem Elias, who ended 1.09 down. Norway ended with two medals today, bronze going to Lukas Liland.

Men’s podium, Middle distance            Photos: JWOC

The courses in Gjern Bakker were both technically and physically challenging with many steep slopes, and with the start and a spectator control in the arena, plus the big screen, there was lots to keep spectators on their toes. Tomorrow JWOC ends with the Relay in Thorsø Bakker, a forested area with much variety and some intricate detail.

Leading results, Middle final


  1. Isa Envall SWE 29:59
  2. Fiona Bunn GBR 20:53
  3. Tereza Janosikova CZE 31:23
  4. Elena Pezzati SUI 31:36
  5. Veronika Kalinina RUS 31:39
  6. Agnes Kracht DEN 32:16


  1. Kasper Fosser NOR 25:03
  2. Guilhem Elias FRA 26:12
  3. Lukas Liland NOR 26:37
  4. Erik Herne SWE 26:42
  5. Aston Key AUS 26:50
  6. Viktor Svensk SWE 27:18

Full results and news https://www.jwoc2019.dk/races/middle-final